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'Improve Our Tulsa' town hall meetings set for tonight, tomorrow

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Posted at 10:19 AM, May 13, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-13 11:20:34-04

TULSA — The last two "Improve Our Tulsa" town hall meetings, which are addressing citywide needs and priorities, will be held Monday and Tuesday nights.

Monday night's meeting will be held at 6 p.m. at the OU-Tulsa Schusterman Learning Center Perkins Auditorium, 4502 East 41st Street. Tuesday night's meeting will be held at 6 p.m. in the Greenwood Cultural Center, 322 North Greenwood Avenue. The meetings are the last two in a series of five recent meetings.

Mayor G.T. Bynum and the Tulsa City Council are hosting the series of meetings, which include a question and answer session.

“Improve Our Tulsa is our basic streets and infrastructure program, and because of voter support for it in 2013 we’ve made critical progress in rehabilitating our roads after decades of neglect - but there is much more work to do,” Mayor G.T. Bynum said. “In order to continue making progress, we need to renew this program that funds not just street work but also police cars, fire trucks, snow plows, our parks, and so much more. The Tulsa City Council and I will host town hall meetings citywide to visit with our fellow Tulsans about the priorities we as a community want to set. We hope all Tulsans will join us to discuss the essential needs of our city.”

Improve our Tulsa progress includes the following:

  • Twenty-five neighborhood street rehabilitation projects and 11 arterial street rehabilitation projects are completed, with 14 projects currently under construction. The rest of the projects are in various stages of design.
  • The largest Improve Our Tulsa street project completed so far is Riverside Drive between 24th Street and 33rd Place. Also completed are nearby rehabilitation projects on East 31st Street between Riverside Drive and Peoria Avenue, and on Riverside between Joe Creek and 81st Street.
  • Other completed projects include North Mingo Road, East 36th Street to East 46th Street; the North Mingo Road and East 46th Street intersection; East 51st Street, South Sheridan Road to South Memorial Drive; the East 61st Street and South Sheridan Road intersection, and South Sheridan Road, East 81st Street to East 91st Street.
  • Some non-street projects completed include the new Lost Kingdom exhibit at Tulsa Zoo, new playgrounds at Lacy Park and Hunter Park, and the new McClure Park pool.

A vote for the renewal of Improve Our Tulsa is set for Nov. 12.

Tulsans can also provide feedback about Improve Our Tulsa here.

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